Spoilers Andor season one

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  1. Turtletrekker

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    Three episode premiere coming in just a few hours. Bring your spoilery discussions here.
     
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    Gobbling it up now.
     
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    Holy pepperoni that was a wild ride.
     
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    This is the best thing I've seen in months........I'm all in!
     
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    Hot damn, I loved every minute. Zero complaints! The tone, pacing, look...everything is right where I want it. So glad they released three, it was like getting an Andor movie. Kudos to all for getting such great tension out of a prequel of a prequel. (And I do not mean that as a backhanded compliment.)
     
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    Excellent show. Very slow burn, but also very high tension. Feels like a very worthy and substantial stablemate for 'Rogue One'. Indeed in a lot of ways it exceeds it. Honestly I think I'm most impressed by the restraint of display. Three episodes in and not a single overt classic Star Wars icons. No TIEs, no ISDs, no Stormtroopers, not even any Imperial military uniforms! (OK, fine; there was one Y-Wing, but it's very blink-and-you'll-miss-it!) This really feels like a street level view of the Empire. You don't have to see it to feel it's oppressive presence choking everything.

    Oh and between the pistol and the Fest namedrop, someone on the production team was clearly a fan of Dark Forces!
    I tried my best not to spend too much attention on potential easter-eggs for the first viewing, just to focus on the characters and plot, but I couldn't help but notice the VCX-100! (No, it's almost certainly not The Ghost, since it was sat in what appears to be a used ship lot in 5BBY, when the Ghost is very much in Hera's possession.)

    Speaking of which, I'm not exactly thrilled that they're using "BBY 5" as the date, even if it's not strictly used in-universe. I thought they'd wisely decided to use BBY/ABY only as an out-of-universe chronological reference. Granted there's some relevance here since year "0" is when Cassian dies, but still; tricky precedent to set.
     
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  7. Finn

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    I enjoyed it. It also begs more backstory. Why did Cassian think his sister was on Morlana?

    Those folks were clearly frustrated with him in some way or another for reasons yet did all that to help him get away.

    I think they’d keep doing flashbacks
     
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    A very good start.

    I'm impressed. It's way darker content than the three other live action series and that includes The Mandalorian. I'm still evaluating the show's first three episodes but so far it feels adult, it looks cinematic and so far there's been no wasteful filler to cross-promote another series or kill screen time.
     
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    Thought it was pretty solid. I enjoyed it:)
     
  11. cooleddie74

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    When the cutest character is a red droid on wheels that is shaped like a wastebin and it isn't in a lot of scenes we're definitely no longer in Grogu territory.
     
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    I felt like they used elements from blade runner and wall-e
     
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    B2EMO is like a hybrid of R2-D2 and K-2S0. I like that he can actually speak and be heard in English(or Galactic Basic Standard).
     
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    I swear one of the ships in the ship lot was Ochi's.
     
  15. Jayson1

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    I loved it. I feel like this show might be to Star Wars what they wanted The Last Jedi to be. A Star Wars that doesn't feel like traditional Star Wars but is great. Only it works this time. So far anyways. Every character even if they just had a few lines felt like a real person. It has a very lived in look and the action was great. All the actors were great.
     
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    Very good start. It's interesting how this season is going to tell its story in blocks of three episodes. While watching these first three, I kind of thought it might have been better if they'd edited them together into a feature-length production.
     
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    I think my fave thing about the show is that the stakes are sky-high for the character, but completely insignificant on a galactic scale.
     
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    And I loved how Syril knew he'd be fucked. He pretty much risked Imperial inference with their company, which is why his supervisor told him to let it go before leaving for that meeting/conference.
     
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    That was a great start, with great writing, outstanding performances, and some pretty impressive action scenes.
    I thought having the characters in the flashbacks speak another language without any subtitles was an interesting. I was wondering why there were only kids where Kassa/Cassian was, but we did get the reference to the planet being abandoned after a mining accident, so I'm thinking they must have been the children of the miners that were left behind.
    I'm curious if we're going to see more of Bix, Maarva, and the other people on Ferrix now that Cassian's left the planet.
     
  20. Jedi Marso

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    Off to the strongest start of anything SW since the Mandalorian, and is exceeding it so far.

    1. So this is what 'adult' SW looks like. It says something when you could substitute regular humans for the aliens, firearms for the blasters, etc, and this could be set in any third world shithole on Earth right here in the 21st century and work equally as well.

    2. They do a good job of showing the net closing around Andor these first few episodes- you get the sense that this is a guy whose days are numbered. He's cashed in his last favor, owes everyone money, and you can tell that he's antagonized just about everyone- even those who still relentlessly have his back.

    3. Stellan moth********g Skarsgard! God damn, that is what good casting looks like!

    4. They don't pull any punches with the character, referencing the opening minutes of the first episode. This one right there renders this series not for young children. You can't have the hero in a kid's show doing stuff like that.

    5. Gutter level view of the empire. These folks are down so low they don't even rate getting stepped on by stormtroopers, only the Galactic equivalent of Blackrock and their gun thugs.

    6. Clever design on the droid- it's hunchdown / look scared mechanic is as appropriate as BB-8 was to 'spunky sidekick.'

    7. Interested in more of the flashbacks, and what happened to Andor's sister and peeps. Obviously he has reason to believe some of them escaped his toxic homeworld like he did.

    8. Chief Hyne was the English lord who got his throat slit in Braveheart after murdering Marron. It took me a look-up to remember why he seemed so familiar.

    9. Good character dynamics between the 'young lieutenant' and 'salty NCO' among the security force. Of course, at this point the young ell-tee is pretty fucked, and he knows it.

    10. I'm ashamed to say I was derisive of this series concept when they announced it. This might be the best Disney SW yet. I humbly dig into a slice of crow pie right now. Carry on.